Local traditional shopkeepers are opposing the opening of a UNIQLO store in the city center.
According to Dong-gu regional office, a UNIQLO store set to open by the end of October near Beomil intersection is facing opposition from local traditional shop owners.
The cooperative of Jin Market shopkeepers have sent an official request to UNIQLO and the regional office to withdraw their permission notice for the construction and business permit for the incoming store.
An official from the cooperative expressed concerns that the store would negatively affect the clothing business in the traditional market.
An official from the city said that it will review the possibility of withdrawing the permission after speaking to the owner of the construction business.